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Market Harborough


Planning your visit

Address: Union Wharf, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7UW View on Google map

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: Public toilets are available

The restored Union Wharf in Market Harborough is at the end of the Market Harborough arm of the Grand Union Canal. It's home to red-brick warehouses, most of which have been converted to trendy waterside apartments and arts and crafts workshops.

What was once a bustling industrial quarter is now a hub of creative activity and home to hireboats. A great place to sit and people-watch as they set off on their boating holidays. And don't forget to visit 'Frank the Plank' the human sundial - and teach the kids to tell the time in a very different way.

Things to do and see:

  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • The Frank the Plank Sundial, which on sunnier days is a super way of telling the time 
  • Cycling - to Foxton Locks along the towpath!

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

Wildlife spotting:

The basin here provides some tranquil waterspace in the town. You'll get a chance to see waterfowl and sit back and reflect, if you would like to feed the ducks and swans remember to bring them healthy snacks and not bread, because bread is bad for them. 

Getting here

By car- LE16 7UW - There is a small paid car park and some on-street parking

By train - Market Harborough train station is 1.2 miles away, about 23 minutes walk

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